This program is 29 minutes long
(Donetsk: Keir Simmons) The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a pro-Russian rebel-held area of Ukraine updated; scenes shown of the rail cars carrying bodies away from the crash site, Dutch investigators inspecting the bodies, armed rebels, and wreckage being pulled from a pond. [INVESTIGATOR – says we are starting with the identification process.] The handover of the black boxes and violence in Donetsk noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) US intelligence tying Russia to the missile that brought down the plane and Russian President Vladimir Putin’ blaming of the Ukrainian government and the US noted. [President OBAMA – says Putin has direct responsibility to compel the rebels to cooperate with the investigation.]
(Amsterdam: Katy Tur) The ongoing anguish of the families featured; photos shown of victim Elsemiek de Borst. [Elsemiek’s father Hans de BORST- says his child lies in a field and no one can reach her; reads his message to Putin.]
(Gaza: Richard Engel) The conflict in the Middle East updated; scenes shown of militants being fired on and killed while trying to climb into a tunnel, a booby-trapped street, shelling, and injured children; details given about the possibility of a humanitarian cease-fire. [Al-Shifa Hospital Dr. Mads GILBERT- explains why they can’t treat a paralyzed girl.] [DOCTOR – says this child is guilty of the most horrible crime to be born Palestinian in Gaza.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Vigils in Haifa, Israel for Sgt. Sean Carmeli and in Los Angeles for sharpshooter Max Steinberg, Americans who died fighting for the Israeli Defense Force, shown. Earlier conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted. [NETANYAHU – says we’ll act to defend ourselves; reacts to the civilian deaths; says Hamas is hiding rockets in hospitals; says the only initiative is the Egyptian initiative and Secretary of State John Kerry should stand behind it.] Statement from Hamas quoted.
(Alta Lake, Washington: Jacob Rascon) The fight against the wildfires in Washington updated; scenes shown of burned-out homes and firefighters; details given about the death of a man who was trying to save his home.
(New York: Ron Mott) Reaction to a video of a New York City police officers confronting Eric Garner, who died after being put in a choke hold, featured; scenes shown of protests and a makeshift memorial; police union statement quoted. [Friend Taisha ALLEN- comments on her video showing that Garner was not treated by emergency responders.]
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Pitts’s account of the Battle of Wanat reviewed; scenes shown of the battle and of President Obama awarding the medal to Pitts; photos shown of Israel Garcia and the other soldiers who died. [PITTS – recounts what happened.]